13th July 2018, Jalandhar: Two of the Lovely Professional University (LPU) students, Amanpreet Singh (MBA) and Gurpreet Singh (BA) have been selected for 52nd World Shooting Championship to be held in South Korea. Both of them have been selected for ‘Senior Pistol Events (Men)’, including ‘Rapid Fire Pistol’, ‘Standard’ and ‘Centre Fire’. Gurpreet has been selected for all of these three competitions; whereas, Amanpreet has been selected for ‘Standard’ competition. In fact, this Championship is the most prestigious competition among championships and is dubbed as World Cup of Shooting. This sixteen days World Shooting Championship will conclude on September 15, 2018. The championship includes competitions in all the events supervised by the ISSF and Olympic events.
Highlighting, ISSF is to host this championship with 4500+ participants and executives from 120 nations. The venue for the sport is Jinhae Naval Shooting Range at Changwon International Shooting Range in Changwon City of the Republic of South Korea. Total medals to be awarded at the Championship are 708 - (Individual: Gold 65, Silver 65, Bronze 65 and for Teams: Gold 171, Silver 171, Bronze 171). Most of the world championships have taken place in Europe, and Korea is the only Asian country to host this great competition.
Congratulating the selected talented students, LPU Chancellor Mr. Ashok Mittal wished: “Bring more and more laurels to the nation, university and yourself by performing the best gained from your experiences. We all at LPU feel that to be selected for the prestigious championship is indeed a morale-boosting achievement. We hope that, through this top world competition, you both will make entry to the Olympics also.” Mr. Mittal further shared: “In order to promote such talents, LPU offers scholarships to sportsmen/women with illustrious achievements on national and international platforms. They are given full tuition fee concession and even free hostel accommodation, as per their previous achievements.”Last Updated - 16 Jul 2018